Victoria’s Mayfair Shopping Centre is celebrating the end of its massive expansion project.
The 26-month long, $72 million construction has resulted in an additional 100,000 square feet of space and more than 2,000 new parking stalls. Nine new retailers were added in 2018 and there are an additional three new stores this year: TELUS Connected Experience store, Dynamite and a 27,000-sq.ft. Indigo (opening soon).
“People still love to brick and motor shop they like to see and feel what they buy before they buy it,” General Manager Laura Poland said.
There is also a new entrance rap off Finlayson Street, two new levels of rooftop parking, urban streetscape with upgraded lighting, extensive landscaping, a drop-off entrance on Douglas Street, a new escalator and elevators to the parkade.
There will also be a multi-vendor area called CONNECT, which will have artists, designers, artisans and vendors. It’s open from Nov. 1 to Dec. 31, with seven vendors every day. Every Saturday and Sunday, there will six additional vendors at the mall.
The long-term vendors include:
- Bru Bike – A unique Victoria-based coffee retailer offering locally roasted, fair trade coffee beverages
- Fired Up! – A variety of drop-in canvas painting sessions is available through this art studio
- Flux and Stone – Victoria-based, with hand-crafted jewellery;
- Pina Styles – Based out of Ucluelet and Tofino, printing west-coast art on clothing and accessories;
- Rootside – Based in Esquimalt, cocktail mixers made with all natural, locally grown ingredients;
- Salt Spring Island Candle Co. – Natural, hand-poured soy candles with scents inspired from Canada’s West Coast; and
- Sugar Sandwich Designs – Growth spurt friendly Grow Along Babywear designed for extreme fit, comfort and durability.
As part of the celebration, Mayfair is holding a Winter Fashion Show and Social a 6:30 p.m. It is sold out and all proceeds are being donated to Bridges for Women.